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A new Glenfiddich whiskey comes to Dallas — just in time to keep us warm for winter

A new Glenfiddich whiskey comes to Dallas — just in time to keep us warm for winter

Malt Masters Edition
Glenfiddich Malt Master's Edition is aged in both bourbon and sherry casks. Photo by William Grant & Sons
Glenfiddich
“It’s sweet on the nose, [with] notes of damp oak and vanilla,” Allardice said. Photo by Conner Howell
Malt Masters Edition
Glenfiddich

Glenfiddich, the world’s best-selling single malt scotch, recently celebrated its 125th anniversary at the Old Red Museum with a new release called the Malt Master’s Edition.

“This is our first-ever double-maturation bottling,” David Allardice, U.S. Ambassador for Glenfiddich, told CultureMap during a tasting.

The Glenfiddich spirit is first aged in American bourbon casks for six to eight years. Then it’s transferred to European sherry casks for a second period of maturation for around five to six years.

 “There’s a taste of rich fruit, almonds and wedding cake,” said Glenfiddich U.S. ambassador David Allardice. Wedding cake?

The result is a creation from malt master Brian Kinsman, only the sixth master in Glenfiddich’s history. Allardice said the scotch has a balance of sweet vanilla notes from the American casks and rich fruity flavors from the European oak.

“It’s sweet on the nose, [with] notes of damp oak and vanilla,” Allardice said. “There’s a taste of rich fruit, almonds and wedding cake on the palate.”

Wedding cake. Who knew?

The Malt Master’s Edition will have a limited release of 18,000 bottles in the States. It’s expected to hit Dallas any day now, and it will retail for $80 at places like Spec’s, Goody Goody and Sigel’s.

Allardice also hinted that certain bars will carry the whiskey, but the TABC is slowing things down at the moment.